This Day in History on 21st June
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 21st June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- World Humanist Day (Humanism)
- World Hydrography Day
- International Surfing Day
- International Yoga Day
1576: Mughal army defeated Rana Pratapsingh in the battle of Haldighat.
1862: Ganendra Mohan Tagore was the first Indian to get the Barrister-at-Law Degree after passing the examination from Lincoln Inn University.
1930: Five hundred were hurt as police charged Bombay mob.
1941: Chakravorty Rajgopalachari became the First Indian Governor General of India.
1948: C. Rajagopalachari was appointed the first IndianGovernor General of Indian union
1988: Sikh activist bombers kill 30 in Amritsar.
1991: P. V. Narasimha Rao was sworn in as the ninth Prime Minister of India.
1997: Sethi claims sixth National billiards crown in Bangalore.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1912: Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author, and playwrig
ht (d. 2009)
1916: Sourendra Nath Kohli, Indian Navy admiral who served as the 9th Chief of the Naval Staff
1923: Sadanand Rege, Marathi poet, playwright, short-story writer, translator, and painter.
1941: Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Indian bishop
1952: Jeremy Vernon Coney, MBE, former New Zealand cricketer
1953: Benazir Bhutto, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan
Death / Death Anniversary:
1814: Gilbert Aliat Minto, Governor General of East Indian Company, died.
1906: Vyomeshchandra Banerjee, first president of All India Congress, passed away.
1940: Keshavrao Baliram Hedgewar, politician and founder of Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh (RSS), passed away.
2012: Abid Hussain, Indian economist and diplomat, Indian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1926)
2012: Sunil Janah, Indian photographer and journalist (b. 1918)